With Apple facing slowing down iPhone controversy, the company has managed to a way for people to get their attention to their other products such as the Apple TV. This is a product that the tech company has introduced more than ten years ago. It is basically a device wherein you would have to connect it to a high-definition television with the use of an HDMI-cable. It doesn’t really have its own integrated controls on it which is why it has its own external remote which has Wi-Fi capability, and with that, it could actually be used to stream to the TV from Apple devices like iPhone or iPad to be able to play digital contents such as YouTube, Netflix, and of course its own Apple shows like the highly-anticipated, Carpool Karaoke, which was based on a segment from the Late Late Show with James Corden.
Which then leads to the newest revelation that Apple will be releasing their very first comedy series, starring Kristen Wiig and it is said to be produced by one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actresses of her generation, Reese Witherspoon, continue reading to find out more.
Apple’s First Comedy Series
Kristen Wiig is known to be one of today’s most phenomenal comediennes with her movies such as Bridesmaids, the Ghostbusters remake and of course, her voice in the movies of the Despicable Me trilogy. Then again, according to the recent reports, Wiig will take a break from the big screen and would actually give the small screen a chance by being a part of Apple’s newest comedy series that will be produced by Reese Witherspoon’s production company, Hello Sunshine. This is actually Wiig’s first television series since being a part of Saturday Night Live back in 2012.
The title of the comedy series is yet to be revealed but according to relevant sources from Apple, it will actually be based on Curtis Sittenfield’s short story collection known as the “You Think It, I’ll Say It.” Friends From College creator Colleen McGuinness is said to be the one to run this new comedy series. This is actually considered to be one of the biggest announcements made by Apple as the year begins, in fact, another series is said to be in the works that is also produced by Witherspoon, and it is a drama series starring Jennifer Aniston.
Apple’s spending power
The news of Apple having Wiig on their first comedy series is out, but this is not the first big news that they revealed because last November, rumors were flying out of nowhere with Jennifer Aniston being a part of a drama series on Apple which they confirmed not too long ago. The said drama series has yet to be named but according to reliable sources, the show would focus on the lives of the people working on a television set for a morning show.
In fact, Apple even gave the go signal to actually announce that this would have two seasons to start with, and having 20 episodes all in all. Aniston were just starring the show but was reported to be producing it as well alongside Witherspoon. This was also said to be based on Michael Ellenberg’s work, who is also the one behind the amazing dramas in HBO. They will also be basing some of it from the book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV, which was actually written by Brian Shelter.
However, the bigger news that has been reported was the fact that Apple was set to spend more than $1 billion for their original contents that will all be in the works this year, that includes a movie as well as an original series. Some may think that is a lot but theme again, they are actually spending less because Amazon was reported to spend around $4.5 billion as well as Netflix with their $7 billion budget for this year. Apple hasn’t actually made such a good impression to its customers after they release their very first reality completion known as the Planet of the Apps, despite featuring Hollywood A-listers like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Alba. Then again, they managed to kind of get the hearts of some when they actually released James Corden’a Carpool Karaoke, which was originally aired for free on CBS since it was one of their segments. Experts says that this series only made it through because it features the biggest celebrities and sports superstars.
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